Since launching in 2011, White Duck Taco Store has regularly branched out into new sections of Asheville, in addition to surrounding cities and states. Come spring, co-founders Ben Mixson and Laura Reuss will roll out the corporate’s newest addition on Seventh Avenue in Hendersonville.
The couple may also have fun a brand new milestone for the corporate: The Hendersonville location is the primary employee-owned White Duck Taco Store, run by husband-and-wife group Aaron Adams and Ashley Clifford. The method of making ready former managers for possession, says Reuss, “is among the best pleasures we’ve got in this type of enterprise.”
In 2013, Adams started as kitchen supervisor on the former Roberts Avenue location within the River Arts District; Clifford joined the White Duck group in 2018 because the front-of-house supervisor on the restaurant’s Arden location.
Adams says followers of the store can count on staples just like the bacon and cheese, pork stomach and Bangkok shrimp tacos on the new location. However he’s additionally working to create new recipes distinctive to the Hendersonville franchise. “Ben and Laura actually give lots of freedom to their house owners to decide on the menu,” he explains. “We’ve the liberty to decide on what matches the environment.”
Adams can also be excited on the prospect of that includes native Hendersonville breweries on faucet on the new store, which is close to Triskelion Brewing Co., Southern Appalachian Brewery and Sanctuary Brewing Co.
Native response to the information, says Adams, has been heat and welcoming. “All people has been superwelcoming and really open,” he explains. “It’s been nice.”
The newest White Duck Taco is slated to open in spring 2020 at 500 Seventh Ave. To study extra, go to avl.mx/6t7.
Asheville Wine Focus Group
Metro Wines will host the following installment of its Asheville Wine Focus Group on Wednesday, Jan. Eight. Individuals will pattern 4 wines through the occasion and decide whether or not or not the shop ought to carry the product. “That is your likelihood to play wine store proprietor for the evening,” co-owner Gina Trippi says in a press launch. “Assist us resolve which wines must be on our cabinets.” The occasion is free to attend.
The Asheville Wine Focus Group runs 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. Eight, at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte St. For extra info, go to avl.mx/6t9.
Farm Burger 2020 occasion
Farm Burger Downtown Asheville will kick off the brand new decade on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10-11, with a celebration that includes Highland Brewing Co. — each on faucet and in recipes. “We’re speaking Gaelic-braised pork stomach, oatmeal porter chili and all types of different enjoyable menu objects,” a current on-line submit reads. Imperial Chilly Mountain shall be among the many alternatives on faucet. Menu choices shall be a la carte with a full dinner bundle accessible.
The occasion begins at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, and runs by means of Saturday, Jan. 11, at Farm Burger Downtown Asheville, 10 Patton Ave. To study extra, go to avl.mx/6t8
Tequila launch occasion
Mountain Madre Asheville has introduced that on Wednesday, Jan. 15, it should host an occasion to have fun the debut of its personal tequila, a reposado hand-selected from El Tesoro, a tequila producer in Jalisco, Mexico. Visitors will have the ability to pattern a 1-ounce straight pour plus a signature cocktail. The gathering may also embrace stay music, a dialogue on the historical past of tequila and a taco bar, plus visitors can grind their very own spice and salt mix to take house utilizing a standard molcajete mortar and pestle. Tickets are $40 upfront, $50 the day of the occasion.
The launch runs 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Mountain Madre Asheville, 13 Walnut St. For tickets, go to avl.mx/6t3.
Poultry butchery class
The Chop Store Butchery will host a category Thursday, Jan. 16, on the right way to break down an entire hen. Earlier than the category, individuals may have the prospect to combine and mingle over native and house-made charcuterie and cheeses, together with a selection of beer or wine. Demonstrations and hands-on apply will comply with. College students will take house cuts of hen, notes and recipes. The Chop Store Butchery sources its birds from Joyce Farms in Winston-Salem. Early-bird tickets are $75; early-bird VIP tickets are $105 and include a pound of Chop Store bacon and a Chop Store T-shirt or hat. Gross sales finish Wednesday, Jan. Eight, at 11:59 p.m.
The category runs 6-Eight p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at The Chop Store Butchery, 100 Charlotte St. For tickets, go to avl.mx/6t4.
Goodbye to The Bywater
The final day of enterprise for Riverside Drive bar The Bywater was Jan. 5. Proprietor James Rogers, who opened the enterprise in 2010, introduced plans for the closure on Fb on Jan. 2, stating that he intends to shift to utilizing the property strictly as a venue for music festivals and particular occasions. He additionally famous an curiosity in internet hosting a tailgate market. “I’ve been residing my life by the water for nearly 10 years with the blessings of assembly all y’all,” Rogers writes. “My gratitude eternally shall it all the time be so. Cheers and thanks!”
For extra particulars and to contact Rogers concerning occasions, go to The Bywater’s Fb web page.